Causes of Oral Cancer
Oral cancer screening during dental visits is important in ensuring early detections and early treatment. The dentist will look out for visible signs and palpate the jaws for any problems.
– People who smoke and consume alcohol excessively are at the greatest risk of oral cancer.
– The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been found to cause cancer of the oropharyngeal region, the base of the tongue and the tonsils.
– Regular dental visits for checkups will help to identify symptoms of oral cancer at an early stage and treatment commenced early enough.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the first thing you should do before beginning cancer treatment is to see your dentist. After your treatment begins, be sure to check your mouth every day for sores or other changes.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.